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Natural Balance Fat Dogs Chicken & Salmon Formula Low Calorie Dry Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 28 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 5 anti-nutrients including Garbanzo Beans, Peas, and Pea Fiber (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Brewers Dried Yeast.

Warning In June 2019, the FDA implicated Natural Balance's dog food in at least 10 cases of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Natural Balance
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 28 Synthetics
  • 5 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance Fat Dogs Chicken & Salmon Formula Low Calorie Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
5 Anti-Nutrients:
Garbanzo beans, Peas, Pea fiber, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Pea protein
All-Natural
28 Synthetics:
Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and lactic acid), Potassium chloride, Minerals (zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin d3 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement), Dl-methionine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Choline chloride, L-carnitine, L-lysine monohydrochloride, Taurine, Citric acid (preservative)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Dried beet pulp, Dried tomato pomace, Natural flavor, Brewers dried yeast
Ingredients:
USDA Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Bone, Pumpkin, Millet, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kale, Flaxseed, Zucchini, Sea Salt, Parsely, Kelp, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols, Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Barley, Oat Groats, Dried Beet Pulp, Pea Fiber, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Oat Hulls, Pea Protein, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols And Lactic Acid), Dried Egg, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Carrots, Parsley, Dried Spinach, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Inulin, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Dl-Methionine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Citric Acid (Preservative), Rosemary Extract.